Mermaidens are a three-piece outfit from Wellington, New Zealand, drawing inspiration from bands like Warpaint, Fugazi, Exploded View and Sleater-Kinney, offering a mesmerising dip into the realms of post-punk and psych.
Bursting onto the New Zealand scene with their debut EP O in 2014 the trio went on to release their debut album Undergrowth in 2016. They were offered dozens of shows and international support slots, which led to them being picked up by Flying Nun Records.
The band will their first international album, Perfect Body, on 4 August 2017. Each song on Perfect Body bursts with energy and variety, with contrasting light and dark, and they’ve left space for mellow and brooding instrumentals underpinning a powerful vocal melody.
Today, the band unveil third album single “Sunstone". The track was shared via Loud and Quiet who called it "caustic" and "sprawling".
To celebrate the release, Mermaidens are taking Perfect Body on tour around Aotearoa. In just a few years Mermaidens have sold out major venues in New Zealand as well as supporting acts such as Death Cab For Cutie, Sleater Kinney and Mac Demarco.
MERMAIDENS “PERFECT BODY: NZ TOUR
Fri Aug 11th - Lucky, Whanganui; with special guests
Sat Aug 12th - The Stomach, Palmerston North (All Ages); with Felix + Jack, Rune & Goto
Fri Aug 18th - Darkroom, Christchurch; with Fran/Bar Group and Best Bets
Sat 19th August - Radio One 91FM Club Show - Benessere Studios, Dunedin; with Earth Tongue and special guests ** free with your Radio One Club car
Fri 1st September - The Other’s Way Festival; Auckland;
Sat Sept 2nd - San Fran Bathhouse, Wellington; with The Courtneys and special guests
Tickets are on sale now from Under The Radar and the Flying Out store.
Stream “Sunstone” via Loud and Quiet